Carol Nikula Thorstenson

PHOENIX, Arizona -Carol Thorstenson, 78, passed away June 13, 2014, due to illness of a few years.

She was born in Hancock, December 11, 1935, the daughter of Carl and Ellen Nikula. Carol attended Hancock Public Schools and graduated as an honor student in 1954.

She moved to South Dakota where she met and married Ray Thorstenson. She then moved to the Phoenix, Arizona, area. She attended college in Tempe, Arizona, and became a respiratory therapist.

Carol was preceded in death by Ray; her parents; aunts and uncles.

She is survived by daughters, Susan Zakraysek and Kristin Miller; sons, Eric Thorstenson and Scott Thorstenson; three grandchildren, Erin, Max and Laura; and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Martha Rooney of Mesa, Arizona, Linda Peterson of Ishpeming, Janet Chynoweth of Rogers City, Michigan, and multiple nieces and nephews. She has also left behind her three forever friends of sixty-five years, Peachy, Lois, and Lovey.

Time passes and we must part, but dear friends stay in our hearts. Rest in peace, dear friend.